Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Taapsee Pannu made the headlines recently after income Tax officials raided residence of Bollywood movie makers. It was on Thursday that IT department presented their detections following the raids. After that, they came to know that they found variance in income worth Rs 650 crores linked to Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap and his partners.
Meanwhile, the department, in a recent statement, without recognizing either Pannu or Kashyap, said, “Evidence of cash receipts by the leading actress amounting to Rs 5 crore has been recovered. Apart from this, non-genuine/bogus expenditure to related concerns by the leading producers/director having tax implications of about Rs 20 crore has been detected. Similar findings have been made in the case of the leading actress also.”
Income Tax officials also went on to interrogate both Pannu and Kashyap at a hotel located in Pune. At that time, both were shooting for a movie. Meanwhile, Taapsee is also being questioned on the financial crisis of forthcoming projects she signed and how much signing amount she received.
After the Income Tax department raided both the celebrities’ properties, Taapsee’s boyfriend Mathias Boe tweeted to Sports Minister Kiren Rijju regarding ‘unnecessary stress on her family’ due to the raid. Boe, who coaches many Indian athletes, tweeted, “Finding myself in a bit of turmoil. Representing India for the first time as a coach for some great athletes, meanwhile I-T department is raiding Taapsee’s houses back home, putting unnecessary stress on her family, especially her parents. @KirenRijiju please do something.”
To which Kiren Rijju replied, “Law of the land is supreme and we must abide by that. The subject matter is beyond yours and my domain. We must stick to our professional duties in the best interest of Indian Sports.”
What did Nirmala Sitharam said?
“First of all, I am not commenting on any A or B individual. (But) since the names were taken, (I want to say) the very same names were raided in 2013,” she said in an interaction with journalists at IWPC (Indian Women’s Press Corps). “It wasn’t an issue (in 2013). It’s an issue now,” she added.